Egmont Foundation

The Egmont Foundation

Egmont is a foundation with a dual purpose: to develop media and to help children and young people at risk.

We do well. We do good.

All of Egmont is a foundation. We have no owners, but a vital commitment to do well and do good. The profits from all our companies are either reinvested in our media or donated to help children and young people at risk. 

We give back to the next generation
We support initiatives that help children and young people in Scandinavia. And we have given back to society for more than 100 years; it is a part of our DNA.

Egmont was made into a foundation in 1920. It was the last will of our founder - the entrepreneur Egmont Harald Petersen - that a part of the company's profit should be used on helping children and families in need. At that time, this meant helping poor families. Today, we work to ensure that all young people can have an education and a good life. 

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More than 100 years of giving back

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Societal issues we address

We are addressing two issues in particular where intervention is crucial to secure a good life for children and young people at risk: 1) We want to reduce learning inequity for the children and young people at risk, and 2) We want to reduce educational drop-out rates among young people at risk.

EUR 13m

For charitable activities in 2021

EUR 450m

Total value of donations

Year 1920

The Egmont Foundation is established

Target groups we focus on
Education for everyone
UN Development Goal 4
Nordisk Film Fonden

Target groups we focus on

The Egmont Foundation puts focus on four target groups: Vulnerable families with small children, dyslexic children and young people, children and young people placed in care, and poor children and families.

Education for everyone

Our overall goal is that all young people can complete an education in 2030.

UN Development Goal 4

We work to support UN Sustainable Development Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

Nordisk Film Fonden

Nordisk Film Fonden is an independent part of the Egmont Foundation with its own objectives and focus areas. This foundation supports talents and encourages the great film story.

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We support with more than funding

By providing different types of support, we can achieve the largest impact. The Egmont Foundation uses different philanthropic instruments: Donations, partnerships, incubator grants, catalytic activities and the programme called A Helping Hand, which gives support directly to children and families at risk. Besides funding, we support with:

Knowledge & networks

Agenda-setting

Media products & competences

Employees

Join Egmont and help us give back

When you work in one of Egmont's companies, you are a part of the Egmont Foundation. And you help us support children and young people at risk. Because Egmont is a foundation with a dual purpose: to develop media and to support children and young people in Scandinavia.

We are all the Egmont Foundation

Want to know more?

Find information about the Egmont Foundation and how to apply for support

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